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Arts in COVID-19

From Nov 9 to Nov 15, the Goethe-Institut Tokyo hosts the Tokyo University of the Arts. Students of the Graduate School of Global Arts (GA) as a part of their research and education project "Arts in Covid 19" present a multidisciplinary project, which reflects our life with corona through artictis practice.



 


Program

5pm
Opening Talk「Arts in COVID 19」【Online-Streaming】
With: Yoshitaka Mori(Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts); Becca Pelly- Fry (Curator), Kaori Honma
(Artist, Art Action UK)

In the opening talk, the organizer of "Arts in COVID-19", Yoshitaka Mori (Professor at Tokyo University of the Arts), a London-based independent curator Becca Pelly-fry, and an artist and a co-founder/coordinator of the Art Action UK residency program Kaori Homma will discuss their thoughts on the state and prospects of culture and the arts under the coronavirus crisis, comparing Japan and the UK. This will be followed by a performance by Ness Roque and an introduction to each project by the participants.
In English and Japanese with consecutive translation.

Streaming URL: https://youtu.be/nxSAhazuaBM

6pm
Lecture Performance by Ness Roque【Online-Streaming】

An actor and a dramaturg Ness Roque developed this lecture-performance as her midterm presentation in an art camp called APAF Lab (August-October 2020). Created last September, here Ness talks about exploring sound-based performance forms during the pandemic. She attempts to create a live lecture-performance that can be performed and accessed both in person and remotely, while the performer and the audience's experience will be the same whether they are onsite or offsite (as long as they are all present at the same time).
In English and Japanese.

Streaming URL: https://youtu.be/nxSAhazuaBM
 
14:00/17:00/19:00
"As You Exit To"
Performance by Shoko Imai, Yuko Horiyasu and Miho Harada

A white incubator suddenly appeared one day. Someone coughed from inside it. Faceless eyes glance at it. Listen in on the crowd of laughter in the metropolis. Newborn babies are learning to laugh caged in an incubator, even though I have forgotten how to laugh.
Ticket reservation required. Tickets reservation here.
https://peatix.com/event/1681098/view
19:00
„Prophecy“
Performance by the theatre company Swimming

This latest work of the theatre company Swimming deals with the continuous reflection of self-confessions in times of the Corona-crisis, in which we all confront paradox struggles. The performance combines elements of installation with the physical presence of the performers and puts them into a theoretical frame.
The bodies of the performers are used to create sound and noise, while the audience is repeatedly invited to interact. Through the interaction of performers and audiences, the physical space is transformed into a temporary heterotopia.
Ticket reservation required. Ticket reservation here.
19:00
„Nana2020, Tokyo“
Performance by Yumeirosagashi
 (Lisa Kato, Karen Kitazawa, Yurika Watanabe, Yurina Mase, Natsuki Matsumoto, Haruna Tominaga, Shiori Yoshihara, Hisako Nakaoka, Tomoko Furuya)
The one-hour performance is based on a picture book “Nana.” In the performance the artistic team tries to access Nana's world from a contemporary perspective by acting, dancing, playing the violin and the piano, and projecting words and pictures on the screen. The story is about the difficulties for minorities to identify themselves by depicting “I”, who lives in Tokyo and lost his job during the recession impacted by COVID-19 pandemic, and Nana, who is a unicorn born mutantly in a family of horses.
In Japanese with English subtitles.
Ticket reservation required. Ticket reservation here.
4pm - 6 pm 
Symposium: "Bringing Regional Art Festivals Online Project~Case Study: Tennozu, Tokyo"

Panelists:

Referent*innen:
Kiyoshi Tatsumi (Tokyo University of the Arts, Global Art Practice, Amuse, INC)
Motoi Chujo (Produzent, Besshi Kadokawa)
Yasuyuki Miyake, Chairman, Tennozu Canal Side Revitalization Association)
Yoshitaka Mori (Professor, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts)
Yukino Mori (Tennozu Canal Side Revitalization Association)

In recent years, the Tennozu area in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, has seen a concentration of art facilities such as galleries and various events held there several times a year, actively revitalizing the area through art.
In the midst of the spread of the new coronavirus, the art festival in August has been put online, and the larger art festival in October will also be put online.
We report on the situation on the ground with members of the Tennozu-Canalside Revitalization Association, who are at the heart of the city's urban development through art.

In recent years, the Tennozu area in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, has seen a concentration of art facilities such as galleries and various events held there several times a year, actively revitalizing the area through art.
In the midst of the spread of the new coronavirus, the art festival in August has been put online, and the larger art festival in October will also be put online.
We report on the situation on the ground with members of the Tennozu Canalside Revitalization Association, who are at the heart of the city's urban development through art.

Streaming URL: https://youtu.be/iunNUtElyqQ

 
19:00
„Nana2020, Tokyo“
Performance by Yumeirosagashi 
(Lisa Kato, Karen Kitazawa, Yurika Watanabe, Yurina Mase, Natsuki Matsumoto, Haruna Tominaga, Shiori Yoshihara, Hisako Nakaoka, Tomoko Furuya)
The one-hour performance is based on a picture book “Nana.” In the performance the artistic team tries to access Nana's world from a contemporary perspective by acting, dancing, playing the violin and the piano, and projecting words and pictures on the screen. The story is about the difficulties for minorities to identify themselves by depicting “I”, who lives in Tokyo and lost his job during the recession impacted by COVID-19 pandemic, and Nana, who is a unicorn born mutantly in a family of horses.
In Japanese with English subtitles.
Ticket reservation required. Ticket reservation here.
6pm-9pm
Symposium: "Media and Arts in the Time of COVID-19" (Online-Streaming)


Panelists:
Matthew Fuller (Professor, Goldsmiths College, University of London)
Anthony Fung (Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Yoshitaka Mori (Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts)
Mamoru Ito (Professor, Waseda University)
Kazunori Mizushima (Professor, Osaka Sangyo University)
Tomoko Shimizu (Associate Professor, Tsukuba University)
Shinji Oyama (Professor, Ritsumeikan University)

How is the novel coronavirus transforming our lives and way of thinking? Focusing on the development of digital media, this symposium will discuss how culture, the arts and our lives are changing, and the ideological, philosophical, social and political implications of this change. The symposium invites Matthew Fuller (Professor, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK), a leading figure of digital media/software studies and Anthony Fung (Professor Chinese University of Hong Kong), a critic of contemporary culture in a wide range of fields including fashion, media and popular music and others by linking London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. The symposium will discuss the impact of the novel coronavirus on arts and culture from global perspectives.
Live-Streaming via YouTube with English and Japanese simultaneous interpretation.

Streaming URL: https://youtu.be/2vXgxfL6tV0 (English)
Exhibition Program:
Nov 10(Tue)-15(Sun)12:00-19:00(15th will close at 15:00)
Entry Free, No booking 

■"A Waiting Room"

Works by: AKIRA, Moeka Osada, Rika Nakashima, Tamami Mizutani, Shiori Watanabe
This exhibition takes place at the resident's apartment of the Goethe-Institut Tokyo, which due to the corona crisis is currently not in use. The exhibited works of four visual artists and a dancer deal with the lack of opportunity for direct encounter and exchange and attempt, to make the presence of 'the Other', which in times of corona has faded from view, visible and tangible. In the private space of the residents apartment, they are going in search for traces of waiting and being awaited.
Apartment, Side passage of the Library, Street

■ "New Mythology in Covid-19", Group exhibition 

Works by: Yang Fang, Roque Janessa Louise, Franchesca Casauay, Prodjx Artist Community and Zhang Qingyue
This group exhibition relfects the speaking about one's own history through mythological ways of storytelling. It reflects the relationship between humans and nature, the identity in between one's place of residence and homeland. It aims to aasign these topics to the viewers.

■"C19", Video Installation
Philippos Kappa

■"Nana2020, Tokyo" Original pictures' exhibition
Risa Kato, Yurina Mase

■ "Unwanted Sound", Installation
Shino Yanai(Artist), Haruka Iharada(Curator)

■ "Gathering", Photo Installation
Misuzu Sakai, Noyu Ueda

 

About Arts in COVID 19

The novel coronavirus has changed our lives. Arts are no exception. Many exhibitions, concerts and plays had to be cancelled or postponed as a result of the spread of the pandemic. Even when they are held, a variety of measures are required, such as regular disinfection, avoidance of 3Cs (=closed spaces, crowded places and close-contact settings), and social distancing. At the same time, new experiments with digital media conference/meeting services have begun.

In response to this situation, the Graduate School of Global Arts (GA), Tokyo University of the Arts launched in June the ‘Arts in the Time of COVID-19’ project as an educational and research program with postgraduate students to explore what kind of artistic activities are possible in this crisis. This week-long composite event, "Arts in COVID-19," aims to rethink our daily lives in the novel corobavirus disaster era, while considering what cultural and art practices are possible in light of this project.

From Monday, November 9 to Sunday, November 15, there will be an exhibition of artworks, screenings of plays, performances, and online/offline symposiums. What kind of culture and art are possible in the wake of the novel coronavirus crisis - and in the post-coronavirus era? What will be the role of digital media in relation to art under this particular condition? We would like to invite all to discuss these difficult questions.
 
Program Director:
Yoshitaka Mōri (Sociologist and Professor, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts)

Organized by Graduate School of Global Arts (GA), Tokyo University of the Arts ‘Arts in the Time of COVID-19’ Project
Co-organized by the Goethe-Institut Tokyo
 
URL: https://www.artsincovid19.geidai.ac.jp/

COVID-19 Countermeasures

The Arts in COVID-19 project is now taking various countermeasures against the new coronavirus (COVID-19) in consideration of the health and safety of our patrons and staff members. Temperature checks, maintaining physical distance and mandatory mask wearing (for all visitors) are among the efforts we deploy. We appreciate your kind understanding and cooperation in advance.

We limit the number of people in our facility in consideration of the health and safety of our patrons. Depending on the situation, there may be cases where admission requires an advance booking for a performance play or limit the number of audiences in the exhibition in order to control traffic. Please note that some of the events will be done entirely online.

How you can help:

- We conduct initial temperature checks and sanitize your hands at the reception.
- Wear a mask.
- Entrance into facilities will NOT be permitted if you have a temperature exceeding 37.5°C (99.5°F).
- Refrain from entering the facility if you are concerned with your physical condition or do not feel well.
 


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